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What to do on Narasimha Jayanti? - How to Observe Narasimha Jayanti Vrat - Puja and Prayers?

Narasimha Jayanti celebrates the incarnation of Lord Vishnu in the form of Narasimha (half man – half lion) to save Prahlad from demon Hiranyakashipu. Narasimha is the fourth of the ten avatars of Lord Vishnu. In 2023, the date of Narasimha Jayanti is May 4. Below is a brief description on what to do on Narasimha Jayanti and on how to observe vrat, puja and prayers at home. According to Puranas, Lord Vishnu appeared as Narasimha on the Chaturdashi day in the month of Vaishakh. Narasimha Jayanti Mantra Om Narasimhaya Namaha ॐ नरसिंहाय नमः Benefits of Narasimha Jayanti Vrat Desire fulfillment. All sorrows in life will be wiped out. Peace and prosperity. Escape from accidents and bad luck Story to be Read on Narasimha Jayanti Demon Hiranyakasipu had obtained a boon from Brahma that he could not be killed by man or beast, by day or by night and from inside or outside. And also he could not be killed by any weapon. After receiving such a powerful boon, Hiranya

Goddess Anna Kuari – About Maa Anna Kuari

Goddess Anna Kuari is worshipped in the Chota Nagpur Plateau region especially by the Oraon tribe. She is worshipped and propitiated for a plentiful harvest. It is believed that the house in which she resides will be blessed with food, wealth and prosperity. In olden days, she was a recipient of human sacrifice especially during the spring period. Today is she is worshipped for a good harvest, peace and prosperity. She is also worshipped by married couple for healthy children. Mother Goddess in India is associated with fertility, hope and prosperity through good harvest. Goddess Anna Kuari thus represents the aspirations and desires of people living in Chota Nagpur Plateau. She is mother nature who nourishes and protects her children.

Story From Hinduism On Why Snakes Have Split Tongue

There is an interesting story in Hindu tradition that explains why snakes have split tongue. The story is associated with the famous rivalry between Garuda and Nagas (Snakes or Serpents). Kadru and her Naga sons cheated Garuda and his mother Vinita and enslaved them for life. Vinita and Garuda were thus forced to serve Kadru. They were treated badly by Kadru and her sons. Later the Nagas agreed to free Garuda and his mother, if he brought the Amrit, or Elixir of life, which was in the possession of Indra, the king of Devas.  Garuda got Amrit from heaven and freed himself and his mother from servitude. He placed the Amrut pot on Durva Grass. But Garuda played a trick on the Nagas as he did not want them to become immortal after drinking the Amrit. After giving the Amrit to the Nagas, he asked them to consume it only after purification of the body. When Nagas went to take bath, Indra took back the Amrit. Nagas were disillusioned as they could not consume the Amrit. S

Iravati River In Hinduism – Ravi River In Hindu Religion Scriptures

Iravati River is a sacred river in Hinduism that flows through Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Punjab in India and is now known as River Ravi. This holy river was known as Parushni, Kawa, Rawati and Airavati in ancient Hindu texts. In Rig Veda, oldest scripture in Hindu religion, Iravati River is known as Parushi and is invoked with great reverence. The river is also mentioned in the Vayu Purana, Kalika Purana, Vamana Purana and Mahabharata. Nilamata Purana, a treatise of the 15 th century, refers to the river in the account of Shiva’s journey from Varanasi to Haramukha. Iravati River (Ravi in modern India) rises in the Bara Banghal basin, a branch of the Dhauladhar range in Kullu District of Himachal Pradesh. Thereafter, it immediately passes into the Chamba District and drains the whole of the picturesque Chamba Valley. It then flows in a northwesterly direction and is joined by the two large tributaries, the sacred Budhil and Tundah. With great force Iravati River the

Birth of Sri Krishna and Waters of Yamuna River Parting

Krishna was born at midnight in the prison of his uncle Kamsa. The newborn baby did not cry, it slept quietly by the side of his mother Devaki. His father, Vasudeva, was worried the guards may arrive any moment and see the newborn child. But to his surprise, all guards were fast asleep. Not just the guards, the entire universe was in a state of stupor. Suddenly he noticed that the chains on his feet had unfastened. The prison doors were wide open. Vasudeva realized the meaning of all the miracles. He decided to shift the newborn baby to the other side of Yamuna, to the house of his friend Nandagopa. Vasudeva quickly bundled the baby into a basket and walked out in haste. He wanted to get the baby far away from the prison. Torrential rains and heavy winds made the task difficult for Vasudeva. When he reached the banks of Yamuna, the river was in full spate. Then a miracle happened, when he stepped into the river, he found the waters of Yamuna River parting. It was

2 Million Rupees Limited Edition Lord Balaji Idol – Venkateshwara Sculpture From Lladro

Lladro is a world famous Spanish Company noted for high quality porcelain figurines. Lladro during the past couple of years released murtis (idols) of various gods in Hinduism. Now Lladro has released a 2 million rupees (20 lakh) limited edition Lord Balaji Idol  – Venkateshwara Sculpture. Venkateswara, a manifestation of Lord Vishnu, is the presiding deity of Tirumala Venkateswara Temple – the richest temple in the world. Sculpture of the Hindu deity Lord Balaji with a combination of matte porcelain and gloss with enamels and perfectly ornate with bright colors and different finishes of gold and silver luster. The murti of Balaji or Lord Venkateswara, one of the most revered deities from Hindu religion, stands out for its majestic and exuberant decoration, luxuriously covered by a myriad of porcelain flowers. Its ornamental richness is at the level of the powerful Balaji, which fulfills the wishes of its faithful if they are asked with a true heart and a strong determination

Durva Grass Benefits For Hair

Many queries were asked about Durva grass benefit especially those related to hair. Durva grass alone does not have any benefit for hair as such. But when it is used along with sesame oil, bhringraj and neem leaf juice it can treat different kinds of common hair diseases such as dandruff, baldness and graying. As per Hinduism scriptures, Durva grass juice is good for constipation. There is also a popular story connecting Durva grass offering and Ganesha which is related to constipation. The grass is also good for cooling eye. It also cures eye infection. Two drops of durva grass can stop nose bleeding. There is no known direct connection between Durva Grass and hair in Hindu scriptures. 

Symbolism in Darkness Associated with Goddess Bhairavi and Kali

The fundamental principle of Bhairavi is darkness. One meaning of ‘bhai’ is fear. Another meaning is ‘beyond.’ She is fearful for those who are trapped in limitations – but for those who have the eyes to see it, she is the nature of the beyond. For those trapped in the limitations of sensory perception, darkness is a problem. For those who have transcended the limitations of the senses, darkness is a blessing. For one who is fearful, darkness is evil. For one who is not fearful, darkness is the all-absorbing nature of existence. That which can absorb everything is also that which creates everything. Why do some associate darkness with evil? Only because your visual senses are such that you cannot see in darkness, it instills fear in you. For all nocturnal animals, darkness is beautiful. There was no light in your mother's womb. The fear of darkness came only after you were born. Source – Excerpts from an article titled Devi, full of compassion published in the Times